The Lamidi Apapa-led faction of the Labour Party has been served justice after the Appeal Court sitting in Owerri on Friday rejected the candidates nominated by the Abure-led faction for 11th November 2023 governorship election in Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi State.
The Appeal Court rather upheld the candidates from Apapa-led faction as the validly nominated for the election in the respective states.
This victory comes symbolic for Apapa who in May was assaulted and humiliated at the Appeal Court in Abuja by thugs sent to have been orchestrated by LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi and Abure.
Recall the LP has been embroiled in a leadership crisis since Apapa, deputy national chairman of the party (south), declared himself the acting national chairman following the sack of Julius Abure by a court.
In April, a federal capital territory (FCT) high court issued an order restraining Abure from parading himself as the LP’s national chairman